Natasha has accepted Nick’s proposal and really, who could deny his wincing/grimacing face? They plan an engagement party at the Rovers and head over to Audrey’s sal-un to give the good news. On the way over, Fizz confronts Natasha about her imaginary baby. Natasha promises to reveal the truth to him but Fizz realizes what’s going on:
“You’re not grieving; you’re greedy! Enjoy your champagne. I hope it chokes yeh.”
At the sal-un, they give the good news to Audrey and Gail. The former offers congratulations while the latter just blinks.
At the Rovers party, which was thrown together in about 15 minutes, thanks to Weatherfield’s finest party planners, Liz and Steve Macdonald, Audrey thinks Gail is being her typical self and not approving of any of the women in her sons’ lives. No, she thinks it’s more than that so they head over to the clinic where they go through the patient files and discover Natasha had an abortion a month ago. Audrey asks if she’s going to confront her with this information.
“No,” says Gail. “I’m going to tell my son. And I’m going to blink at him like I’ve never blinked before, so help me God!”
Meanwhile, Owen has decided to have his birthday at the Rovers and takes Liz on a date there. He is impressed that Chesney has been ensuring that Katy is going to school and offers to buy him a non-alcoholic drink. At the Rovers, Katy snogs Ches in front of Owen to wind him up so Liz gets the idea to snog Owen in front of Katy which kills the mood for our teens.
Meanwhile, the alarm went off at the builder’s yard and Eileen is dispatched by Owen to make sure it’s just a false alarm. It was but when she checks his money box, she has a moment of temptation.
Is it just me or is Owen just Charlie Stubbs without the psycho streak?
Over in beautiful Sheffield, a city on the move, Sophie and Sian are staying at their new co-worker’s grubby squat where they subsist on stolen food and second-hand pot smoke. Sophie thinks it’s time to go home.
Norris is being aided by Roy, who carries an alan key on him at all times, in looking over Rita’s waterlogged laptop. Rita insists it go to a proper shop to see if it can be salvaged. Graeme and Tina, meanwhile, are embarrassed that their nooner caused so much damage.
Kylie, now rejected by both Gary and Steve, has set her sights on David Platt, who has grown a goatee so that he can be his own evil(er) twin. And this gives Gail a whole new girlfriend of her son’s of whom she can disapprove.